GW Women's Swimming Finishes Fourth at Rhode Island Invite
Colonials Travel to District Foe Georgetown on Jan. 19
Jan. 12, 2013
KINGSTON, R.I. - Returning to action for the first time in over a month, the George Washington women's swimming team finished fourth at the annual Rhode Island Invitational with a total of 362 points.
The Colonials opened 2013 at the two-day event against Atlantic 10 competition. Massachusetts took home first with 545 points, La Salle finished second with 395 points and host Rhode Island finished third with 393 points.
GW tallied 18 top-five finishes on the weekend, paced by sophomore Janica Lee and juniors Lindsay Moore and Caroline Myers.
Lee claimed top honors in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.08. She then finished second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:10.15 and junior Remy Neville finished fourth in 2:13.63. Freshman Hannah Schaefer finished in sixth place in 2:15.09 and junior Emily Kane took home seventh with a time of 2:15.49.
Lee earned second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:07.61 and freshman Mara Debnekoff finished fifth in 1:09.02. Junior Rachael Johnston and freshman Lauren Steagall tied for sixth with a time of 1:09.20.
Myers earned a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:03.97. Freshmen Madison Reinker and Riley LeBlanc took home fifth and sixth, respectively, with times of 5:09.34 and 5:10.72. Myers then took home third in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:40.06, Neville touched the wall in 4:43.26 for sixth place and Kane finished seventh in 4:44.93.
In the 1,000-yard freestyle, Myers earned third place with a time of 10:30.71 and Reinker finished fifth in 10:36.20.
In the 100-yard backstroke, Moore clocked in at 1:00.48 for a second-place finish. She then took home second in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:09.11 and Schaefer landed fourth in 2:12.75.
The team of Lee, sophomore Morgan Zebley and juniors Sloan Saunders and Sydney Saunders took home third in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:40.94.
Moore, Lee, Zebley and junior Melissa Fernandez teamed up for a fourth-place finish in the 200-yard medley relay, clocking in at 1:51.94. The 400-yard medley relay team of Moore, Lee, Zebley and Sloan Saunders finished fourth with a time of 4:01.11.
In the 50-yard freestyle, Sydney Saunders landed third as she touched the wall in 25.10 seconds. Sloan Saunders finished 10th in 25.59 seconds and Zebley took home 11th in 26.0.
The Colonials return to action on Saturday, Jan. 19, when they travel to District rival Georgetown. Action is set for 1 p.m.
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